DATE: Friday 23rd October 2015
VENUE: The Pig in Paradise, Hastings
PRICE: £2 on the door
A talk by Melanie Davies
Mars has been the focus of over 50 missions during the last 55 years – some successful, some not so. Within a generation, we’ll see the first real Martians colonising the Red Planet. This informal talk discusses the early mission attempts and failures; data and images from the first flybys; and the incredible scientific discoveries collected over the last decade from ambitious orbiters, landers and rovers. But central to this talk will be the very real plans to send humans to Mars. How will they survive? What will it be like? Will they be coming back? And will life there be anything like the scenes depicted in Ridley Scott’s new film, The Martian? The talk will last for about one hour, and be followed by a Q&A session.
The Pig in Paradise is a famous Victorian pub located on the seafront, almost opposite Hastings pier. Doors open at 6.30pm for pre-talk drinks and they’ll be offering two for one meals until 8pm.
Melanie Davies is a science writer, space science communicator, and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
The Pig in Paradise (Function Room), 37 White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JL
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